Therapy going forward

So this morning therapy was very interesting.

We had to talk about funding and finances.

At the moment an organization called towards healing pays for my therapy, and the taxi’s to get there.

Last year after the yearly review they granted me 40 sessions, but they said once those sessions were gone that they probably wouldn’t be in a position to pay for the therapy any longer.

Well, they’ve funded it for 10 years, so its not surprising that they think I should be done with therapy by now.

However, I’m far from being done with therapy.

So me and Eileen were tossing around ideas this morning about how we can continue after the sessions run out.

It looks like I am going to have to pay for my own therapy, which is going to be a struggle, I won’t lie, but I can manage it if I cut back on other things.

Eileen normally charges 70 euro per session. Whether that session is face to face or online.

However, she’s going to give me a reduced rate, and only charge me 40 euro per session.

The thing is, I’ll have to start doing my sessions with her over zoom. I am unable to afford the taxi price along with the session price.

The taxi from my house to Eileen’s house is 25 euro each way, and there is no way that I can afford that on top of paying 40 euro per session.

Now, I don’t need to worry about it for a little while, because I still have some funding left, and some of the 40 sessions left, but in the new year our new arrangement will be to do therapy over zoom, and for me to pay for my own therapy.

The kids got really freaked out when we started talking about this. They were so afraid that we’d lose Eileen.

They wanted to know what was happening, how we were going to do therapy, they just wanted answers.

It is going to be a real struggle. I need to sit down and work out my finances.

I’ll do whatever it takes though, I just need to stay in therapy.

Author: Carol anne

I am 40 years young. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

12 thoughts on “Therapy going forward”

  1. Wow, that’s really tough! I’m sorry they’re no longer willing to fund your therapy. It does make sense in a way if they’ve done it for so long, but on the other hand I guess if they’re an organisation who does such things they should be prepared for the possibility that many people need loads of therapy and ten years won’t always be enough at all because it can be even a life-long thing. It’s sad that you’ll have to do therapy over Zoom, I feel sorry for the kids, especially with their attachment difficulties and stuff. But I hope it works out and good thing that at least there is some way for you to still have therapy even without funding. Hugs. 🙂

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  2. I really feel you. Here in the Netherlands, you can only have like about five years of weekly therapy sessions regardless of your diagnosis, or at least that’s how it used to be. I know Caleidoscoop, the DID charity, was trying to change that for people with DID/OSDD and the entire funding regulations have since changed substantially, but I’m not sure that’s for the better. I’m so sorry there aren’t any other options than to pay for your own therapy. I do understand that ten years of psychotherapy is long, but then again with DID that may be how long it takes.

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  3. I am sorry to hear you are loosing your funding from the organisation but glad Eileen helps you to keep Therapy. That’s amazing. But I understand the children. It’s a huge step. Did you think about a go-fund-me page or Patreon to get the money for the taxi? Maybe just once a month or so? 🥰

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    1. No, haven’t thought about doing a go fund me page, maybe I will I’ll see how it goes not sure about it really I might be able to get funding for the taxi I don’t know yet will have to check into it and see if there is a grant available 💞💞💞

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